I am tired of these articles that are meant to help people choose the 'right' breed of dog. Yes, there is definitely something to be gained by evaluating one's own personal lifestyle and personality to choose a dog that is most suitable...but the gross generalizations of breeds can be misleading and limiting to those conscientious people that are set on doing their research before bringing a dog into their lives.Read more
It strikes me as incredible what lengths people will go through to accomodate their dogs. We all love dogs, and want what's best for them...but when does this 'love' go too far?
Take the case of the family that has to suit up in hockey gear to put their dog to bed...I am not exaggerating...they literally suit up in body armour so that they can close the door on their dog's crate! Is this necessary? Is there another way? What are we willing to do or better yet, to learn, to be able to deal with these situations?Read more
If Your Dog Could Talk
It is amazing what we can learn from the behaviour of our dogs. It’s very natural for people to reason and explain dog behaviour in a human way – it’s all we know! To start thinking more like your dog is the start to enriching your lives together.
The Top 10 Things your dog is trying to tell you:Read more
Who should answer the door??
(Contributed by trainers Brenda and Andy Ray of Simcoe County Ontario)
Many dog owners tell us they don’t mind their dog barking when someone comes to their door. It’s seldom because they have trouble hearing the doorbell or knock. They associate their dog’s barking with the natural guarding and protective instincts many owners appreciate in their dogs. But if they understood what barking at the doorbell meant to their dogs, they wouldn’t let it happen.Read more
As temperatures drop and Canada is hit with snow and ice, take special care to protect your dogs from winter dangers.